It apparently took place at 2 PM on Friday, as she walked alone out of a restaurant in Campina Grande. Upon hearing the news, the Brazil and Zenit St. Petersburg striker was apparently taken to hospital in shock.

This kind of extortionate practice is not new in Brazil; Romario’s father, Robinho’s mother, and Ricardo Oliveira’s sister have all been kidnapped for ransom.

Let’s hope for a speedy resolution…